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What could increase mental health issues?

What could increase mental health issues?

Life change: Changes in life circumstances often has a significant impact on one's mental health. We feel less in control and these feelings can lead to increased anxiety, worry and depression. Life changing events like a divorce, children moving into adulthood, relocation, financial changes, work changes all can really increase mental health issues and professional support is often important at these times. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Is it possible that I have any mental health issues?

Yes: Its always possible. If there is cause for concern, then see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Why is it that instances of mental health issues are becoming more prevalent?

Why is it that instances of mental health issues are becoming more prevalent?

Huge question: Nearly 20% of us adults 18 and older have some kind of mental illness. There are many hypotheses about why this is increasing, including loss of extended families and social isolation; environmental toxins; substance abuse (both an illness & risk factor); trauma and abuse (which can be both mental health issue & a risk factor for further illness); poverty leading to not getting help early, etc. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause mental health issues?

Can alcohol cause mental health issues?

Big time: Alcoholism is mother of many mental health issues; anxiety, depression, insomnia, other substance abuse, stress, psychosis, delirium and dementia to name a few, leave alone medical issues it causes. ...Read more

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Is cross dressing a mental health issue?

Is cross dressing a mental health issue?

Cross Dressing: Cross dressing is not a mental health issue unless it interferes with work or important relationships. For instance, if a married man cross dresses in private but cannot share it with his wife, he must do a lot to hide the behavior and also may feel distant from his wife. However, if someone cross dresses and has a good social group, good outlets for dressing, his or her mental health can be good. ...Read more

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Does drinking worsen every mental health issue?

Does drinking worsen every mental health issue?

Yes!: Drinking alcohol moderately (up to 2 drinks/day for men) will probably not cause problems. Becoming intoxicated complicates existing mental health issues by disrupting sleep cycles, destabilizing mood, and many other effects. It also induces mental health issues of its own -- especially if you become habituated to drinking, even in binge form. You can also make really bad decisions when drunk. ...Read more

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What mental health issues might effect my sleep?

Most of them: Many psychiatric problems can result in disturbing the natural ability to get to sleep or stay asleep. Anxiety disorders can disrupt an individuals ability to relax and allow the natural sleep process to occur. Clinical depression also disrupts sleep and can shorten total sleep time. Even major situational stressors can disrupt our natural tendency to fall asleep. Take care of your mental health. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

Yoga: The most important thing is an experienced teacher who is sensitive to the needs of people with mental health issues. You probably want classes that teach mindfulness of body and breath, such as hatha yoga. Others, such as ashtanga and even Bikram can be more like physical endurance contests depending on the teacher. Amy weintraub's book "yoga for depression" is an excellent resource. ...Read more

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Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

Please tell me the company obligations for employees with mental health issues?

There are laws: Which protect all americans with disabilities, although they are difficult to enforce. Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/american%27s_with_disabilities_act. ...Read more

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Is ambivalence a sign of a serious mental health issue or is it considered normal?

Is ambivalence a sign of a serious mental health issue or is it considered normal?

Life is Complicated: Many of us are challenged by ambivalent feelings. As we have more experiences in life, as we grow older, we may be able to reflect on events in our lives from different perspectives. It can cause conflict for us to accept that we can feel very different ways about the same event or person. It can be worth experimenting with giving up judging feelings as *either* right or wrong. ...Read more

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Have lost confidence in myself as my mental health issues getting worse? Change doctors?

Have lost confidence in myself as my mental health issues getting worse? Change doctors?

Probably: I usually tell patients to give a new therapist or psychiatrist a few sessions to "warm up" before firing him or her. Even beyond that, many mental health disorders are tough to treat, so it's hard to say how long to give your current doc to get you well. Sometimes a "new set of eyes (and ears)" can help shed light on diagnosis and treatment. If in doubt, a second opinion couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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How can mental health issues be diagnosed if the patient is unwilling to acknowledge any problems?

Examination: Just by talking and examining a patient we can often diagnose mental health problems even without them admitting they have a problem. The key is getting them in to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Mental health issues with geriatric ladies==are they common?

Depends: Seriously, the variation is not so much age as it is the underlying resiliency. We are all individuals, avoid grouping. ...Read more

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What was primary treatment for mental health issues like in the 1970s?

What was primary treatment for mental health issues like in the 1970s?

Community-Based: During the 1970s, there were multi-disciplinary community mental health centers established. These centers had therapists and groups and often offered occupational and recreational therapy to a broad range of individuals within their catchment area. On the other hand, there were far fewer options in terms of psychiatric medications than there are now. ...Read more

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How might I get person to seek treatment - extreme mental health issues?

How might I get person to seek treatment - extreme mental health issues?

Provide Support: While awareness of mental health issues has increased, those seeking treatment are still at times isolated or stigmatized (porter, r., 2012). When taking the first step, it is a good idea to bring along a family member or close friend. Be prepared for the visit and make a list of questions for your doctor or professional to answer. Finally, set limits and comply with treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to force someone with mental health issues into treatment?

What can I do to force someone with mental health issues into treatment?

Commitment: Commitment is a possibility in all states, but the procedures vary. Also in general, the person has to be a danger to self or others. It's best to work directly with the person and his/her physician if you can, because this gives the best chance of success over time. In many states there is outpatient commitment as well as inpatient, but there is a different process for that. ...Read more

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Would it be common to feel angry about chronic pain or mental health issues?

Would it be common to feel angry about chronic pain or mental health issues?

Anger about pain: & mental health issues is normal, especially if your conditions seem unfair to you. It's just that anger isn't helpful. It just adds to your distress. ...Read more

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Could you potentially have relationship with someone with mental health issues?

Could you potentially have relationship with someone with mental health issues?

Elyn Saks' Story: No one asks 2 have a chronic health/mental health condition. Consider listening 2 professor elyn saks, law scholar (u of southern california) & writer, talk on what living w/schizophrenia is like from the inside & her journey 2 living a full, rich life: http://nyti. Ms/14frzrd no doubt her partner & family have faced countless challenges. But they learned how 2 support her & band together. ...Read more

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I've experienced mental health issues for a long time and was just diagnosed with personality disorder nos. What is that?

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I've experienced mental health issues for a long time and was just diagnosed with personality disorder nos. What is that?

NOS: It means not otherwise specified, meaning the symptoms do not fit one personality diagnosis or another, but has features of several. ...Read more

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